Birmingham City University
Community Health Nursing Specialist Practitioner
BSc (Hons) students need the equivalent of 240 credits of which a 120 must be at level 5 (diploma level). PgDip students need to provide evidence of successful completion of accredited Level 6 study within the last 5 years. Applicants must have a minimum of 1-2 years professional experience where appropriate. Securing secondment/sponsorship from a Primary care Trust. Students require an enhanced CRB and Occupational Health Clearance prior to course entry.
Term 1: evidence based practice (15 credits); leadership and innovation in public health (15 credits); community and policy studies. Term 2: professional district nursing pathway modules: the professional practice of district nursing (15 credits); community nurse prescribing (15 credits); assessment for first contact care in the community (15 credits); managing long term conditions in the community (15 credits). Term 3: professional community mental health nursing pathway modules: the professional practice of community mental health nursing (15 credits); supporting assessment and management of mental health care in the community (15 credits); supporting mental health promotion and recovery in community based mental health care (15 credits); studying a negotiating topic in health and social care practice (15 credits); profiling module.
Students will be assessed through a variety of methods, which include invigilated examinations, assignments, seminars, use of a journal of reflection and professional practice competencies that will allow them the opportunity to creatively demonstrate their role and development as a specialist practitioner.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PgDip||Full-time||September 2016||-||1 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||September 2016||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Westbourne City South Campus||Birmingham||B15 3TN||West Midlands|